The Film Developing Starter Kit
NB: price includes free UK Tracked Shipping!
The Developing Starter Kit has been designed to provide you with the essential kit to begin developing at home!
- 1 x Universal Film Tank
- 2 x Film Developing Reels
- 2 x 600ml Graduates
- 1 x 150ml Graduate
- 1 x Thermometer
- 1 x Film Squegee
- 2 x Film Clips
This is all the 'hardware' needed to get your exposed film through to fully developed and dry, ready for scanning/printing! If you wish to add printing trays and a red safelight then check out the Developing and Printing Starter Kit!
If you have any questions or concerns please email us or call us on 01494 614514 and we will be very happy to help.
Where we ship
When you buy your developing kit from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Film Developing Starter Kit today and dive into the fun of home development!
With this, a changing bag and a few chemicals, I now have all I need to set up at home. My local lab has always been great but I wanted more control of the development and can now play around with the proccess to my hearts content. Saving money on developping also means I now have more to spend on film!
This box has pretty much everything required to develop B&W film at home. The equipment feels well put together and made to last, the tank fits up to two 35mm rolls and doesn't leak, and the thermometer is easy to read. Since purchasing, I have successfully developed numerous rolls of B&W film using this kit.
I bought a film cannister opener (glorified bottle opener), and some chemicals separately.
Occasionally film will snag & pop off of the plastic reel when loading - most often towards the end of the roll as the tension increases. I've found this can be mitigated by guiding the film with my thumbs into the cassette while using very slow cranking movements.
The kit contains all the basics for home film processing in a darkroom except the chemicals. I also purchased a dark bag as I don't have a proper darkroom.
Excellent value and quality, quick efficient service which has meant that I can continue to work at home
Does exactly what it says. All I needed was chemicals - apparently there's a lot of choice!
As a beginner at this I chose a intro pack from Ilford.
The developing kit had all I needed except a dark space to load my film. I made a bag from old heavy canvas and a rug! It worked.
If your just starting out this has more than you need, as you could replace the measuring tubes with other things, your just measuring quantities. The thermometer is great, small scale so easy to get it bang on!
Best part is, I could actually develop my own negatives at home, nervous at first but actually really straight forward.
Now I need to get a good method of scanning them.
I've never developed film at home before so this was a new area to me. I purchased this kit as it seemed to fit the bill and so far i'm quite pleased.
It's simple to use, everything works well, and it's many many times cheaper to develop yourself so the kit pays for itself fairly quickly.
If I can pick on anything I would say that the lid to the developing tank was a little stiff at first but everything became more snug after a couple of uses and fits perfectly.
Everything you need except the chemicals is included with no unnecessary extras, and all parts fulfill their purpose just fine. I'm quite happy with my purchase.